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PALADIN (Lat. palatinus)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 523 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PALADIN (Lat. palatinus), strictly a courtier, a member of a royal household, one connected with a palace. From being applied to the famous twelve peers of Charlemagne, the word became a general term in romance for knights of great prowess.
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